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Man's jaw broken in Carlisle assault

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

A man's jaw has been broken, after he was allegedly assaulted by three other men in Carlisle.

Cumbria Police are investigating the incident, which happened in the Meadow View area at around 3:15am on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday.

The 33-year-old victim required hospital treatment.

The three men have been described as being aged in their thirties. One of them was believed to be wearing dark clothing and had dark hair.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

PHOTOS: what new Castle Way crossing will look like

Carlisle City Council is asking the public what they think of plans for a new pedestrian crossing on Castle Way, and a pedestrian footpath under the road.

  • Tell ITV Border what you think of the plans on our Facebook page.

You can see what the crossing would look like here:

The proposed crossing. Credit: Carlisle City Council
The proposed crossing. Credit: Carlisle City Council


Three plead not guilty in Jordan Watson murder case

Jordan Watson. Credit: Cumbria Police

Three teenagers, charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson in Carlisle, have pleaded not guilty in court.

They appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (1 September) via video link.

They are:

  • George Thomson, 19, of Upperby Road, Carlisle
  • Brahnn Finley, 19, of Furze Street, Carlisle
  • Daniel Johnston, 19, of Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle

The three were remanded in custody, and will appear before a High Court Judge on 12 January, 2016.

About a dozen of Jordan's friends were in court.

He was found dead in Upperby Cemetery in June 2015.


History of Carlisle Castle commemorated

A special event to commemorate the history of Carlisle Castle is being held today. There will be re-enactments of historical events relating the castle. Organisers promise everything from Redcoats to Khaki as they demonstrate weapons and equipment around what they call a "Living History" of tents. The castle, which dates back to 1092 when is was built by William II, is the most besieged in England. The castle served as a prison to Mary Queen of Scots in 1568, before featuring prominently during the English Civil War. The event runs today and tomorrow, Monday, 31st August.

Carlisle Castle has seen so many battles through the ages and played such a pivotal part in the city's rich history. This event is going to be exciting and we're pleased to be able to stage the re-enactment as it played out all those years ago. It's a fascinating era in history and something that the entire family will enjoy.

– Carl Hutton, English Heritage Events Manager for the North

Labour leadership hopeful in Carlisle

Andy Burnham to speak in Carlisle Credit: PA

The Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham is appearing in Carlisle this evening. Mr Burnham will talk to supporters at the Old Fire Station at 6:30pm. He is one of four candidates vying for the leadership of the party. The others are Liz Kendall, Jeremy Corbyn and Yvette Cooper. More than 550,000 are eligible to vote in the contest which will be announced on Saturday, 12th September 2015.

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